Lambert revival? English striker moves to West Brom from Liverpool
Rickie Lambert and Tony Pulis might just be a match made in Midlands paradise.
The workmanlike 33-year-old forward sealed his move from Liverpool to West Bromwich Albion on Friday, ending his second stint with his boyhood club after just over a year.
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Lambert could be a good mate for Saido Berahino should he stay, or a tower to work with Brown Ideye in a striker pairing. The Baggies also have Victor Anichebe in their strike force.
Pulis is happy to have Lambert aboard, and forward wore No. 17 in scoring a goal 23 minutes into his Baggies debut (WBA is playing Bristol Rovers in a Friday friendly).From WBA.co.uk:
“Rickie is a good, strong, solid player who is a great character, good in the dressing room and good on the pitch,” said the Albion head coach.
“We are very pleased to have him on board. He’s a player of great pedigree and we look forward to integrating him into our squad.”
It’s hard not to root for Lambert, who suffered through a rough year at Liverpool in which he scored three goals in 36 appearances. He scored 28 Premier League goals for Southampton in the previous seasons.As for Lambert, is this the case of a 33-year-old who’s rolled over the hill, or can he return to the 2013-14 form which saw him score double-digit goals and assists?